Christie grew up in Homer, having a passion for animals, music, softball and track. She worked briefly for the founder of the clinic, Dr. Ralph Broshes over 20 years ago and once her family were raised she decided to rekindle and develop her skills as a veterinary assistant returning in Spring 2017.
Christie has completed Fear Free Certification and training in Class 4 Laser Therapy along with many other areas of advanced veterinary assisting and is an important member of staff making sure so much of the "behind the scenes" work gets completed correctly, coordinating with our surgical team along with supporting doctors during preventive care appointments and doing laser treatments with out patient visits!
After several vacations visiting family in Alaska, Dena decided to make the move to Homer from Las Vegas, Nevada early Spring 2019. Having worked in the corporate world for several years, she decided to get back to what she enjoys most, helping to take care of animals. She has worked as a veterinary assistant in Helena, MT and Oakhurst, CA.
Dena enjoys being outdoors, gardening, exploring Alaska and most of all spending time with family and her English Labrador, Tuppence.
Stevie was born in Anchorage, Alaska. After spending much of her childhood years in the Lower 48th she returned to AK in 2010. Stevie worked in a pet boarding facility for over 4 years and realized that she wanted to explore working in the animal medical field. In 2017 she enrolled in the UAA Matsu College to gain her qualification in Veterinary Assisting and started working at a local veterinary hospital in the valley after graduating.
One of Stevie's goals has been to move to Homer and we are delighted that she made the move this summer with her dog, Canaan and cat, Mo. Outside of the clinic, they all love to take walks on our local beaches and relax in the beautiful outdoors of Kachemak Bay.
Fawna grew up in Anchor Point living in the original home that her grandfather had dreamed and made come true! She shared that home with 8 dogs, 4 cats and 3 guinea pigs over the years! No wonder that Fawna now dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day and joined us this summer as a kennel assistant, before her senior year at our local high school,to gain experience and insight into clinical practice.
Fawna continues her studies this Fall and helps out part-time especially in the areas of surgery preparation and equipment care, all vital steps to helping us provide optimal care for your pets! While not at school or the clinic Fawna enjoys art, reading, 4-wheeling and playing the saxaphone!